SHEBOYGAN — Acuity is the winner of a Gold Stevie Award for Great Employers, earning the company the distinction of Employer of the Year – Insurance.
The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements, and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work.
“We are honored to be recognized as Employer of the Year among insurers,” said Ben Salzmann, Acuity President and CEO. “Everyone at Acuity can take pride in the workplace we have built together.”
“We are all committed to being a great employer not just within the insurance industry, but across all sectors and for employees of all ages and backgrounds,” said Joan Ravanelli Miller, Acuity General Counsel and Vice President – Human Resources. “Earning a Gold Stevie Award is a validation of our efforts.”
Additionally, Acuity earned a Silver Stevie Award for Achievement in Workplace Design for companies of more than 100 employees. The award recognized the impact of Acuity’s recent headquarters expansion project.
“In the expansion, we set out to create a business environment that was both state-of-the-art and employee-focused,” said Sheri Murphy, Acuity’s Vice President – Services and Administration. “It is an honor to be recognized for achievement in workplace design.”
Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Friday, September 22. More than 500 nominations from organizations around the world were submitted this year for consideration. More than 50 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.
“The judges were impressed with the quality of entries we received in the second annual Stevie Award for Great Employers. The dedication these Stevie-winning organizations have to providing great workplaces for employees was evident,” said Michael Gallagher, President and founder of the Stevie Awards.
In choosing Acuity as Employer of the Year – Insurance, judges noted Acuity’s “amazing set of employee engagement initiatives and benefits” and a fun work environment that encourages open communication. In recognizing Acuity for Achievement in Workplace Design, judges highlighted the company’s “fun and informal spaces for employees to connect” as well as overall project design that was authentic to company culture and values.